As renowned author C.S. Lewis once said, “All that is not eternal is eternally out of date”. Today, the reverse of those wise words couldn’t apply more to Louis Vuitton’s classically handsome Porte-Documents Voyage (PDV) leather briefcase collection where functional utility and unfettered elegance marry in blissful union. Inspired by the aesthetics of old-school travel bags used by chauffeurs to store blankets during the transportation revolution in the 1930’s, the PDV collection’s practical sensibilities swiftly found itself as an iconic and popular masculine design within the brand’s leather goods universe when it was first revisited in 1981 in the brand’s signature Monogram canvas.
This year, fans of the PDV series and discerning gents who like a less-is-more approach when it comes to accessories will be compelled to invest in the collection’s latest facelift. Sized perfectly to stow your laptop and documents, it is fashioned from gorgeously understated grained and soft Taurillon leather, with nary a monogram or logo in plain sight. An indelible essential for the stylish urbanite on-the-go, it boasts a new palette of polished neutrals and rich opulent shades.
Complementing the unwavering appeal of the PDV collection is Louis Vuitton’s new permanent Icons menswear capsule collection, which as its name suggests, comprises of foundation RTW pieces that make up a stylish male wardrobe. These include signature pieces such as the zipped Harrington blouson, the perfect packable Mac and the versatile dark denim jeans to name a few. As part of the Icons collection, these pieces will be enhanced each season with new colours and materials.